When the Wind Blows

Dr Heather Koldewey works for our partner, ZSL, and tells a moving story about what happens when the Philippines are about to be hit by a typhoon for the second time in thirteen months.

The initial forecasts for Typhoon Ruby (Typhoon Hagupit internationally) are as big as Typhoon Haiyan, meeting the unenviable criteria of a super-typhoon. I look at the forecasts with horror. I want to shout that it’s not fair. I want to make it stop and I want to rant at climate change deniers. Instead, I take a deep breath and get stuck in to a flurry of emails, calls and texts.

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